The Last Appeal – Review and Highest Recommendation

The intensely harsh lighting, the artistically shot framing, the realistically diverse casting, the brilliantly sharp dialogue, it all works together to share the message of God's love for us in a uniquely personal way.

GloryReelz Christian Film Festival 2016

This weekend we headed north to Grand Rapids, Michigan for the annual GloryReelz Christian Film Festival. It was a jam packed day of workshops, screenings, meals, and fellowshipping. We kicked off the day with Doc Benson's workshop on budgeting. While we know a thing or two about budgets, we still learned more. My favorite takeaway…

Film Festival Secrets – Do’s and Don’ts

As we get ready for GloryReelz Christian Film Festival this weekend, I can't help but think back to the GloryReelz festival two years ago.  It was the first festival that we attended and won. What a special moment that was, to be recognized as "Best Female Director" and then "Best Film". Since then, we've won…

Rich Swingle – Stepping Out in Faith

Rich Swingle and Joyce Swingle at AMC Empire for Providence movie

Continuing with my articles that highlight films and folks from GloryReelz Christian Film Festival, I'm excited to talk with Rich Swingle about his roles in two of the featured films, The Messenger's Box and Providence.  When did you first discover a love for acting? I typically tell people in the fourth grade when I played…

Gary Bosek – Man With a Plan

Continuing with my coverage of speakers and filmmakers that will be at GloryReelz Christian Film Festival, I'm excited to introduce filmmaker Gary Bosek whose film The Messenger's Box is one of the festival finalists.   When did you first discover a love for film? I started in Public Access doing a sketch comedy/variety show, We…

Doc Benson – Helping Filmmakers Achieve Their Dreams

Attendees at GloryReelz Christian Film Festival are in for a treat when it comes to the workshops and films being offered this year. One of  those workshops is Doc Benson's  class on budgeting. He calls it "Big Dreams and Shoestring Budgets", and it's part of his Culdee Arts Initiative program. Tell us about your filmmaking…

A Man With a Mission – Filmmaker M. Legend Brown

Coming up in three weeks is the GloryReelz Christian Film Festival in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It's a great festival with a great lineup of films. Today's interview with M. Legend Brown is the first of a series of interviews introducing some of the filmmaers and speakers festured at GloryReelz. We kick off with A Man Called…

The Good Book Movie Receives Film Innovation Award

In the past six months The Good Book movie has received sixteen film festival accolades. The most recent recognition, the "Film Innovation Award" from Churches Making Movies, was a special award created specifically for The Good Book movie for its innovative approach to sharing the gospel without words. Other festival accolades include “Best Inspirational Film”…

Christmas Grace – With Writer/Director Keith Perna

One of my favorite things about having a movie on the film festival circuit is getting introduced to so many wonderful new films. Christmas Grace has been in four of the same festivals as our movie The Good Book. It won "Best Cinematography" at GloryReelz Christian Film Festival and "Best 4 to 14" at Pan…

A Hope Without Walls – Review

I was introduced to A Hope Without Walls at the GloryReelz Christian Film Festival. It was the winner of Best Evangelistic and Runner Up of Best Short Film. I didn't get to watch it at the festival but watched my DVD copy today and what fun it was.   A Hope Without Walls is the…